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  • Judge rejects Martin's bid for new trial in FAMU hazing

    Judge rejects Martin's bid for new trial in FAMU hazing
    A judge has rejected a request for a new trial by Dante Martin, who faces up to 22 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Martin's legal team argued that Orange Circuit Judge Renee Roche...
  • Man sentenced in FAMU hazing death released from jail

    Man sentenced in FAMU hazing death released from jail
    A man jailed on manslaughter charges in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was released Thursday. Jessie Baskin was released from the Orange County Corrections Department at 9:26 a.m., department spokeswoman Carrie...
  • FAMU's Champion died 'because his friends beat him to death,' prosecutor tells jurors

    FAMU's Champion died 'because his friends beat him to death,' prosecutor tells jurors
    The mother of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion clutched his ballcap Tuesday as she arrived for the trial of Dante Martin, the former band member accused of organizing the hazing ritual that killed her son. "I carry this hat with me as...
  • FAMU drummer endured hazing to earn bus 'privileges'

    FAMU drummer endured hazing to earn bus 'privileges'
    Lissette Sanchez, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, said she allowed Florida A&M University band members beat her to earn privileges on the Marching 100's percussion bus. Sanchez, 21, testified this morning at the Orange County...
  • State, defense rest in FAMU hazing trial

    State, defense rest in FAMU hazing trial
    Lawyers for Dante Martin did not call a single witness in defense of the former Florida A&M University percussionist accused of organizing the ritual that killed FAMU drum major Robert Champion nearly three years ago. Martin, 27, also did not testify in...
  • Man convicted in hazing death of Florida A&M band member

    A 26-year-old former member of Florida A&M's vaunted marching band was convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, nearly three years after band member Robert Champion was beaten to death with drumsticks, mallets and other items during a hazing ritual....
  • Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in Robert Champion hazing case

    Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in Robert Champion hazing case
    The manslaughter verdict in the fatal hazing of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion should send a message as loud and clear as the famous Marching 100 band, State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Friday. “I hope this scares people enough...
  • Hazing conviction, public service and traffic: Letters

    Hazing conviction, public service and traffic: Letters
    Hazing death conviction The death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was senseless. It didn't have to happen. Nevertheless, the brutal way in which Champion died speaks volumes. Of course, Dante Martin's guilty verdict in the fatal...
  • Hazing conviction sends right message

    Hazing conviction sends right message
    The hazing death of Florida A&M University Drum Major Robert Champion led to the suspension of the university's celebrated band and toppled both the band director and FAMU's president from their positions. Soon the case could bear another distinction:...
  • Slain FAMU drum major's parents to fight hazing at Florida Classic

    Slain FAMU drum major's parents to fight hazing at Florida Classic
    The parents of slain drum major Robert Champion plan to hand out anti-hazing pamphlets Saturday before the Florida Classic, the annual football game in Orlando between in-state rivals Florida A&M University and Bethune Cookman University. Champion, 26,...
  • Fans turn out for Florida Classic despite rain

    Fans turn out for Florida Classic despite rain
    The decades-long rivalry between the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and Florida A&M Rattlers was once again evident Saturday during the 35th annual Florida Classic at the newly renovated Citrus Bowl in Orlando. "I've been coming to the Classic since it was...